High Country Festival To Go Ahead - Targa Postponed
Friday, 1 October, 2021 - 09:30
The Victorian Government’s Roadmap has provided clarity on community events for the rest of the year in Mansfield Shire.
High Country Festival, a combination of community-led events, is set to go ahead. On Friday 29 October, Council will host:
Marks’ Supa IGA Sideshow Carnival
FReeZa Rock Out Youth Concert
Food & Wine Market
A limit of 1,000 attendees and other adjustments are required to meet the COVID-19 Public Events Framework.
COVIDSafe event requirements will change how some events are managed and will mean some events will be cancelled. Both the torchlight parade and The Grand Parade will be cancelled as it is not possible for Council to control crowd numbers at these events.
Mayor Cr Mark Holcombe said the community needed to come together to celebrate after a tough year.
“Community events allow us to connect with one another, have some fun and bring back a sense of normality after a year of challenges,” said Cr Holcombe.
“We recognise the nature of changing restrictions brings uncertainty, but we will do our best, in whatever capacity we can, to deliver important events like the High Country Festival to the community.”
Targa High Country has been postponed until 11-13 February 2022. Many of the people who work with Targa to set up the event travel from Tasmania, so ongoing border closures have contributed to this decision.